State Govts Should Show More Responsibilities To Almajiris Education, Says Buhari

Channels Television  
Updated July 17, 2019

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked state and local governments to play stronger roles in complementing the efforts of the Federal Government, especially in getting Almajiri children into classrooms.

He stated this when executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by the President, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, paid him a visit at the State House.

According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, quoted President Buhari; “The issues of health and education are constitutional. If there are too many Almajiris in a state, then the government is not following the constitution.

“The states also have elites who are educated enough to remind their governments about their responsibility to Almajiris,’’ he said.

President Buhari also spoke about security challenges, adding that successes recorded in degrading terrorists in the North East will be extended to various parts of the country experiencing challenges.

“If you cannot secure a country or institution, you cannot manage it.”